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Twinky [DVD]

Charles Bronson , Orson Bean , Richard Donner    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Orson Bean, Honor Blackman, Michael Craig, Paul Ford
  • Directors: Richard Donner
  • Producers: Clive Sharp
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Feb 2007
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000LXHJK0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,677 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Age-gap romantic comedy, 1960s style, starring Charles Bronson and Susan George. Scott (Bronson) is a middle-aged American author of erotica living in the UK. He meets and falls for Twinky (George) - a sprightly, beautiful young woman of 'almost 20'. Despite the age gap, things go smoothly and the two lovers soon elope to Scotland to tie the knot. Twinky's parents are less than enamored of the idea - primarily because Twinky is not 20 - she's 16. Scott tries to make things work though, and takes Twinky back to New York to meet his friends who are also sceptical of the affair's authenticity. The cast is practically a who's who of '60s British film including Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley and Trevor Howard. 'Twinky' portrays the swingin' view of London fashionable abroad at the time and was one of many reasonably successful films Bronson starred in during his European phase.


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By FAMOUS NAME VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Congratulations to Network for releasing this (I love them!!)

After several dreadful prints from unknown companies that were like watching the movie through the bottom of a dirty beer glass, thanks to the fabulous 'Network' (who always get it right) we finally have an excellent copy of this 60s classic!

This was probably the first time Susan George came to my attention - the 'original' and only 'Twinky'! I think I was about thirteen or fourteen when I first saw this, and it immediately had an impact on me since I was at that age when I was always fantasising about having a relationship with an older guy. Okay, so Bronson is not so good-looking, but it was the 'age' thing - falling in love (or perhaps simply having a crush on such an older man) with an older guy that was so attractive. But it's a time in your life that needs to 'freeze' , 'coz it just don't work for long...

This has the great and catchy number for its theme song which was sung by Jim Dale that I always remember and sticks in my head long after the movie is over. No re-make would ever be the same or so innocent as this, or Twinky be so marvellously played by anybody but George - even though an unusual one for Bronson - he plays it great too.

Some humorous moments in this, including one of many classic lines: (The Sergeant to Twinky) 'Is your daddy in?' (Twinky replies) 'He's not my daddy, he's my boyfriend'!

This movie is full of nostalgia for me.

Three cheers for Networkl! : - )
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unusual role for Bronson 9 Mar 2010
By Andy B
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not your normal Charles Bronson film, makes interesting entry into his European catalogue of films.

The film is possible an open matt copy as the film frame edges can be clearly seen on either side. The credits are shown in a wide screen format that pulls out once into the film.

Both leads give a fine performance & although the image is a little soft a much better presentaion than the awful public domain dvds under the title Lola or London Affair.

Not a great film, but not bad either.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is a bootleg 5 Dec 2007
Format:DVD
You can buy a legitimate copy released by Network DVD, also available from Amazon.

Granada International own the rights to this film and have never licensed anything to Orbit Media / Blackhorse Entertainment. Orbit Media release films in the public domain or films that are in copyright but not copyright they hold. Amazon then help them sell their bootleg discs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars hmmmm... 12 Oct 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Very odd and slightly unnerving, not least because my late father has a bit part in it as a policeman. Salvaged in places by some classic shots of London on film and hilariously cheesy music it's worth a hungover Sunday when you can't quite focus..
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lightly Serious 27 July 2007
Format:DVD
Sports commentators often talk of "a game of two halves" meaning a complete transformation and contrast of the standard of play and domination between the two contending teams. This is such a film of 2 haves too.
The 1st half, which is fairy-tale and comic and which you feel is just a light feel-good humourous movie, suddenly turns around in the 2nd into a serious dark painful (with even a nightmareish sequence) look at the devastating consequences to a Lolita-like adolescent-woman of the loosening and eventual loss of her initial hold on a mature man.
She displays an emotionally intensity of the love such "a coming but not there yet girl-woman" can feel but because it is based mostly on pure emotion (and not a little sex appeal) the love she displays is always vulnerable to being lost when inevitably the routine pressures of life of the man needing to earn a living means that at some point the fantasy merry-go-round must be dismounted.
When its time to get off this leads to painful choices between the 2 parties. To the one more shocking and traumatic than to the other.
We see glimpses of the waxing and then the film following the inevitable bumpy ride when contradictory feelings tug at the Bronson character's internal war between fascination and frustration. The wane is always there lurking in the background and then comes to the fore.
There comes a moment in the film, a defining moment for the film and which is built up to really well.
Although the 2 haves analogy works up to a point with the contrived light-touch humour contrasted to the very dark and serious episodes it then reverts to, if not a happy ending, then at least a reversion to lightness.
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